Lately, I have been stuck in a rut. A breakfast rut. My exciting and extensive breakfast menu looks like this:
Weekdays - porridge. Weekends - (wait for it) toast and marmalade.
Now, I like porridge and toast, but I am growing bored with my breakfast choices. I've recently noticed some very inspiring recipes on blogs (like fourfourten) and in magazines and cookery books, and I am branching out. I'm aiming for a mix of healthy and not-so-healthy, seasonal cooking and store cupboard staples. I don't exactly have time to potter in the kitchen on a weekday morning so this is a weekend project.
Today I tried the Our Favourite Granola recipe from from Leon:Baking and Puddings: Book 3. I started making it yesterday as there is some baking involved.
I do wonder if my oven was a bit hot though, as the baked oats looked a bit like charred rubble when I first took them out of the oven. But it tasted good - the maple syrup and sesame seeds give it a dark, almost smoky flavour. I ate it with milk this morning, and I think that works better than yogurt as you want the granola to soften slightly in the milk. But, I have to say, that now it's made (and the recipe makes a LOT) it is a weekday breakfast, albeit a quick and tasty one. Next weekend I think I will try something a bit more indulgent .